Realme 9i: the new Realme mid-range comes with Snapdragon 680 and a huge battery

Realme starts 2022 with the launch of a new mid-range smartphone, the Realme 9i. As its name suggests, this device is intended to succeed the Realme 8i, launched at the end of last year, and, as such, it is committed to modest but competent specifications.

The Realme 9i has been launched in Vietnam and, for the moment, there is no news about its possible arrival in the global market. If it does, we will update this text with the relevant information. As far as the Vietnamese market is concerned, the terminal is available in a single version, in two colors.

Realme 9i technical specifications

Realme 9i
Dimensions and Weight164.4 x 75.7 x 8.4 mm
190 grams
Screen6.6 inch LCD
FullHD + resolution
Variable refresh rate: 30, 48, 50, 60, 90 Hz
Touch sampling: 180 Hz
401 dpi
480 nits
ProcessorSnapdragon 680
GPU Adreno 610
5 GB virtual RAM
Internal Storage128 GB UFS 2.2
Expandable via 1 TB microSD cards
Rear CameraMain: 50 MP f / 1.8
Depth: 2 MP f / 2.4
Macro: 2 MP f / 2.4
Front Camera16 MP f / 2.1
Battery5,000 mAh
Fast charge 33 W
Operating SystemRealme UI 2.0 based on Android 11
ConnectivityDual sim
4G / LTE
WiFi 5
Bluetooth 5.0
USB type C
OthersSide fingerprint reader
Price6,490,000 Vietnamese dongs

90 Hz and Snapdragon 680

Realme 9i

The Realme 9i is based on a simple but colorful back. The device is available in blue and black, in both cases with a finish based on vertical stripes. The back is completely smooth, except for the camera module in the upper left corner, which, from the images, seems to protrude slightly.

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The fingerprint reader has been incorporated into the right frame, something that the terminals with LCD panels have already accustomed us. The Realme 9i incorporates a 6.6-inch LCD panel with FullHD+ resolution and 90 Hz refresh rate (a reduction compared to the Realme 8i, which had 120 Hz). The screen, of course, is perforated in one of the corners to house the internal camera.

Realme 9i

Popping the hood reveals a Snapdragon 680 processor (whose GPU is the Adreno 610) and 6 GB of LPDDR4x RAM. The twist is that Realme uses virtual RAM to add five gigabytes, bringing the figure up to 11 GB. As for internal storage, 128 GB UFS 2.2 expandable up to 1 TB with microSD cards. These are not the fastest components on the market, but they are solvent.

The battery is one of the great promises of the device, as it mounts 5,000 mAh with 33W fast charging. Always on paper, autonomy should not be a major problem. The heart and soul of the smartphone are Android 11, which comes with Realme UI 2.0, Realme’s customization layer.

Realme 9i

Finally, it is worth mentioning the camera. The Realme 9i features a 50-megapixel main camera, a two-megapixel depth sensor, and a two-megapixel macro. It is odd, of course, that it does not incorporate a wide-angle lens. The front camera, meanwhile, remains at 16 megapixels and we already know that it is hidden in the perforation of the screen.

Pricing and Availability of the Realme 9i

Realme 9i

As we indicated above, the Realme 9i has been announced in Vietnam and, for the moment, there is no news about its possible arrival in the global market. What we do know is that it will be available in black and blue and in a single version of 6/128 GB. Its price is 6,490,000 Vietnamese dongs.

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